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5 Ways to Ensure You Entertain Every Attendee at Your Next Conference

By Hilton Head Insider


Hosting a conference is more than just delivering keynote addresses, scheduling workshops, and planning receptions. It’s about trying to craft a genuinely memorable experience for every single person who attends. So, what better place to host your next great gathering than Hilton Head Island, where a unique combination of relaxation, adventure, and enjoyment await? 

From beaches to bikes, Lowcountry events to eco-tours: Here are five excellent ways to ensure every attendee is entertained at your next conference on America’s Favorite Island®.

1. Unwind and connect by the ocean.

Incorporating a beach trip into your conference itinerary is a surefire way to ensure attendee satisfaction and happiness. Hilton Head Island has 12 miles of pristine beaches, where your guests can unwind, network, or engage in team-building activities like beach volleyball and sandcastle-building competitions. And an evening bonfire on the beach could be a uniquely different conference finale, allowing attendees to reflect on conference events, experiences, and time spent together.

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2. Explore the Island together by bike.

A group bike tour is a great way to showcase our Lowcountry landscapes and green culture while encouraging physical activity and attendee engagement. Rated as a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the American League of Bicyclists, Hilton Head Island is the perfect place to spin your wheels together, with more than 60 miles of leisure pathways connecting you and your attendees to everywhere you want to go. And with over 30 bicycle rental shops on the Island, there’s sure to be a bike for everyone!

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3. Enrich minds outside the conference room.

Hilton Head Island isn’t just a haven for outdoor activities — it also offers a rich history to explore. For an educational and cultural experience, plan a museum or history tour as part of your conference agenda. Both Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park and the Coastal Discovery Museum offer insights into the Island’s Gullah heritage and its unique connection to the sea. Or visit the numerous art galleries, museums, and cultural venues across the Island for the latest in local, national, and international shows and performances.

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4. Foster team-building on the fairways.

Hilton Head Island is renowned for its championship golf courses, offering a memory-making opportunity to combine business with leisure. Consider arranging a round of golf or company tournaments for your conference attendees. It encourages team building and camaraderie while providing a beautiful backdrop for networking, exchanging ideas, and having fun.

Golfers can find more than 26 world-class golf courses in the Lowcountry area, including on Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and Daufuskie Island. 

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5. Immerse yourselves in the Island’s culture.

One of the many advantages of hosting a conference on Hilton Head Island is the variety of local events that can seamlessly integrate into your agenda. Be sure to check our Event Calendar for festivals, concerts, and exhibitions that are also occurring during your conference dates. Attending these events as a group is a fantastic way for your attendees to enjoy our vibrant culture, while spending quality time together outside of a conference environment.

For a full list of all the group accommodations, activities, and attractions on Hilton Head Island, request your copy of the Hilton Head Island Vacation Planner.

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